Austell, Georgia Information

Austell is located in Cobb County and as of the 2010 census, there was an estimated 6,581 residents. The newest population estimate is from 2016 and suggests the population is closer to 7,139.

The current Mayor of Austell is Joe Jerkins. He was first elected Mayor of the City in 1989 and is in his 28th year of consecutive service. Mayor Jerkins has the city’s best interests in mind and works hard to protect the residents and provide them with a city they are proud to call home. Mayor Jerkins has also been appointed by his peers to represent Cobb County on the Atlanta Regional Commission, which he has served on for two years.

Contact Mayor Jerkins:

Phone Number: (770) 944-4303

Austell has a total of 65 registered sex offenders living within the city limits as of December 2017. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 104 to 1.

Austell, Georgia Police Station Information

Austell is a city that does suffer from some crime issues and is currently ranked an F for crime and safety. The overall crime rate in Austell is 5% higher than the current US national average. Per 100,000 people, there are approximately 8.8 crimes that occur daily in the city and as a resident, you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Austell is safer than 21% of the cities in the US. While the crime rate is still quite high, the total year over year crimes in the city has decreased by 16%.

While Austell has a crime rate higher than the national average, the crime rate is actually 12% lower than the Georgia’s average. However, Austell’s violent crime rate is 33% higher than Georgia’s and 37% higher than the national average.

Per 100,000 people, Austell has a reported annual crime rate of 2,984, which is slightly lower than Georgia’s reported annual crimes per 100,000 people at 3,402. Of those reported crimes, per 100,000 people, 97.2 were robberies, 430.3 assaults, 374.8 burglaries, 1,624.1 thefts, and 458.1 vehicle thefts.

The Austell Police Department is the governing police department in the city and is responsible for making sure that all residents and visitors are safe. The police department is responsible for investigating all crimes and upholding the city ordinances and state laws. The current Chief of Police is Bob Starrett. The police department has a total of 13 patrol officers, 5 detention and transport officers, 7 emergency 911 operators, 3 CID investigators, and 1 support staff member.

Austell Police Department Address:

2721 Joe Jerkins Blvd.
Austell, GA 30106

Phone Number: (770) 944-4331

The Austell Police Department utilizes the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, which is run by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department. Visitation is allowed, but is done via video conferencing and all visitors must schedule their visitation with the inmate prior to showing up on site. The Cobb County Adult Detention Center can be reached at (770) 499-4200.

Austell Police Department Additional Information

Address 1: 2721 Joe Jerkins Blvd
City: Austell
State: GA
Zip Code: 30106-3259
County: Cobb County
Phone #: 770-944-4331
Fax #: 770-944-4317

Additional Information:

Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 4300
Number of Officers: 13

Austell Police Department:

Austell, Georgia City Website:

Cobb County Sheriff’s Department:

Open Records Request in Austell, Georgia

Austell has a local Code Enforcement team that is dedicated to making sure that all city ordinances are followed to ensure a beautiful city for everyone. The city codes have been established and are enforceable. Residents are able to file complaints to the Code Enforcement team when they suspect that something is not up to code. The Austell Code Enforcement team enforces the following: property nuisances, health and safety concerns, grass and weeds, junk cars, personal vehicle sales, temporary signs, garage sales, outside storage limitations, recycle bins and garbage cans, and structure.

Austell currently has two Code Enforcement Officers, Barry Maxwell and George Bach, who are in charge of making sure residents stay within code.

Contact Austell Code Enforcement:

Phone Number: (770) 944-4324

Barry Maxwell: bmaxwell@austell.org

George Bach: gbach@austell.org

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Austell, Georgia

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the issuance and service on all criminal warrants throughout the county, which includes Austell. For information about warrants, you can contact the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department at (770) 499-4600.

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